Friday 14th: We leave in the morning and travel to Hull for the overnight crossing to Zeebrugge. Inside cabins are provided but not meals.
Saturday 15th: We continue our journey to our overnight stay in Germany.
Sunday 16th: After breakfast we continue through Germany past Munchen and into Austria, we will then bypass Innsbruck, before crossing Dover the border into Northern Italy, then on to our resort Fai della Paganella to a warm welcome by our hosts and a glass of Prosecco and admire the stunning mountain views prior to dinner this evening.
Monday 17th: Today Fausto will provide us with a guided walk of the Fai della Paganella and a picnic in the stunning countryside!
Tuesday 18th: Enjoy some of Italy’s finest panoramas with a day of spectacular scenery as we travel amongst the jagged peaks of the Dolomites. We travel to the Gardena valley and the village of Ortisei, then climb over the Sella Pass with magnificent views of the Gardena mountain range. We continue via the Pordoi Pass and Costalunga Pass to Lake Carezza, then down through the Ega valley with its dramatic gorge.
Wednesday 19th: Today we take a scenic drive to Merano, one of the most beautiful spa towns in the South Tyrol, surrounded by a stunning backdrop of mountains and meadows. Explore the vibrant centre, stroll along the flower lined promenade and perhaps take the chair lift for some fine views. We return via the Adige valley wine route and Lake Caldaro.
Thursday 20th: Today we travel south to the tip of Lake Garda for a visit to the very popular resort of Riva Del Garda, set on the northern point of this beautiful Italian lake.
Friday 21st: Our final day in Fai della Paganella and this morning we take a scenic drive into the Trento Valley to visit a local vineyard and enjoy a tasting of some of the fabulous wines this region produce. After allowing time for lunch we return to Paganella for a relaxing afternoon with our hosts.
Saturday 22nd: This morning we start to head for home stopping for an overnight at the Novotel Metz Hauconcourt in France.
Sunday 23rd: After breakfast we will now complete the final leg of our journey as we head north to Calais for our short sailing to Dover. Please note: These excursions may be swapped around to alternative days with better weather prospects, this will be left to the drivers discretion.
The Italian Government may charge tourists a Stay Tax which will be collected on arrival.
Please note: to enjoy the full benefit of this beautiful region some days are best suited to good weather conditions, and as a result these excursions may be swapped around to alternative days with better weather prospects, this will be left to the drivers discretion. The Italian Government may charge tourists a Stay Tax which will be collected on arrival.
NB: EU Health Insurance Card recommended